As a child Dr. Caroline Branchal wanted to be an architect, she loved drawing floorplans, making “houses” out of leaves in the front yard, and watching her dad draw plans on graph paper or in AutoCAD. Throughout high school and college, she found her passion for science and medicine. Shadowing in doctors’ offices, research labs and hospitals, she found dentistry as a perfect blend of medicine and architecture!

Dr. Caroline was a 4-time individual state champion in tennis while at Ridge View High School and went on to attend Vanderbilt University on an athletic scholarship. As a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Council, Dr. Caroline had the opportunity to volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club in Nashville and the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Seeing the joy you could bring to a child’s face by engaging them at youth tailgates, the annual field day or their Christmas party each year, and simply being a smiling face greeting them in the hospital she knew working with children was something she would always do.

After college, Dr. Caroline returned to South Carolina to attend the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Caroline was one of two honor graduates in her class and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society in 2012. Upon graduation in 2012 she moved to Memphis, Tennessee to complete a two-year pediatric residency program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where Dr. Caroline received advanced training in providing comprehensive dental care to children from infancy through adolescence, as well as children with special healthcare needs. She received specialized training in growth and development, conscious sedation and hospital dentistry.

Over the past 8 years, Dr. Caroline has had the opportunity to treat thousands of children in private practice in both the Midlands and the Upstate of South Carolina. She has held hospital privileges at both Prisma Health Richland Hospital and Greenville Memorial hospital. Dr. Caroline’s goal is to create a positive view of the dentist for each child by loving them as she does her own!

Dr. Caroline, her husband, Dan, and their three children Luke (7), Claire (5) and Emma (3) live in Columbia. When not in the office you can find them at the park, swimming, riding bikes, doing endless arts and crafts projects at the kitchen table, or navigating the world of sibling rivalry! We are busy and daily life is full of baby dolls, rainbows, unicorns, Pokemon and Legos, but our hearts are full!

- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Diplomate status
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- South Carolina Dental Association
- South Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry